Obama In Town Tomorrow To Raise Cash For Specter

obama_barack_pack_1.jpgINQUIRER: Airforce One will touch down at 3:45 p.m. at Philadelphia International Airport. A motorcade will then travel up Interstate 95 to the Convention Center for a 4 p.m. reception for 750 invitees. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event which organizers hope will raise $2.5 million for Specter’s campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. MORE

CQ POLITICS: Coaxing Arlen Specter into switching parties and running for re-election as a Democrat was a major coup for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is bending the Senate’s schedule to accommodate a presidential fundraiser for Specter Tuesday afternoon in Pennsylvania. Reid announced Friday that the Senate would hold no votes after 3 p.m. Tuesday. His office later said that the scheduling decision was meant to accommodate a long-planned fundraiser that President Obama is headlining in Philadelphia to benefit Specter’s campaign. MORE

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